What do you call it? Necklace? Pendant? Slide? Bezel?

What do you call that “thing” around your neck?

What do you call that “thing” that hangs on the chain around your neck?  Do you call it a slide? A pendant? A necklace? A bezel?  Me, I never know what to call my handmade pendants.  Julie Sanford calls her pendants that are purchased alone a “slide”.  Her reason is that she wants you to be able to dress it up or down on a cord or with a chain.  We have four artists who create jewelry for us – Casey Bemis, Cindy Edgerle, Julie Sanford, and Lochlin Smith.  Each jeweler has their own style.


Fossilized Ammonite with Hemetite

Fossilized Ammonite with Hemitite

Angel pendant by Cindy Edgerle

Abstract Angel Pendant

Copper Pendant by Casey Bemis

Geometric Copper Necklace

Christmas in July

“Christmas in July” – Recycled Lights filled with Lake Michigan Sand – sterling silver

Abstract Silver Slide

Organic Silver Slide